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Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, nice little islands just near by. Quiet, dreamy paysage. Snorkeling is nice. But not enough time to swim in the open water. Expensive. Additional cost for additional hours on the departure day, could have offered them easily.

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Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 4 adults and stayed in Rihi in November. I have no words good enough to explain how fantastic our holiday was. This is the most beautiful little island in the Maldives. Our jaws dropped as we got off the boat - the view was just so stunning. Imagine all shades of turquoise blue in front...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Rihiveli just a couple of days ahead of arriving. We had been rained out in Sri Lanka and were in search of sun. We couldn't have asked for a more glorious setting. The island is so lovely and the staff are incredibly sweet. Each day there are free snorkelling trips and access to sports equipment. The setting is...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear goughfugui, Thank you for taking time to share your Rihiveli experience. Appreciate your kind words and happy to learn that we were able to help you create some lovely memories. We acknowledge your concern about the transfer charges, and would like to mention that our transfer rates set based on market rates and will be inline with other resorts...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Think every shade of blue. Intense. Gradual. Graded. Just every shade. This is what hits you when you sit& stare at the azure waters around this resort!As close to Nature as possible, the rooms are simply whitewashed with thatched roofs. No 5 Star aspirations. Simply location, location , location!!!idyllic, breathtaking! Each room is a little villa with its own verandah,...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Roli1958, Greetings from Rihiveli team..! It has been a delight reading your review. It has been a real pleasure to read through your review and learn that you have enjoyed and appreciated every corner of this special resort in south Male` atoll. I will pass your personalized compliments of the named team member which will make the team even...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very nice place, with only 48 bungalows on a small island with plenty of trees and flowers. Plenty of returning customers coming here for the last 30 years. Bungalows are really nice, wooden roof with ceiling fan, with a lot of space inside. Covered terrace in front of your room and comfortable sundecks chairs and hammock.... and the sea!...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear isafromkl, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in Rihiveli and have exceeded your expectation. The main concept and direction of the resort is to offer our guests a very simple yet a comfortable holiday destination where you will get close to the nature. We are glad that you have enjoyed the...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went over there in November. It's located in a wonderful island. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Although the island isn't very big, we were not bored as the hotel organizes interesting activities every day. For example, there was snorkeling twice a day for free. We discovered the fabulous underwater world of the Maldives. Furthermore, all the equipment for...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear OlgaN3, Thank you for reviewing us and sharing the same. Happy to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we are able to meet your expectations with the service as well as the package inclusions. Our culinary team wins praises from all of our guests, repeaters as well as first timers alike. We will pass your...

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This private island is really paradise. The room/"villa" is located right on the beach. Sometimes it feels like you have your own private beach as you could stay in your sun bed for a day and maybe see 2-3 people. At least if you have the rooms far away from the reception like we had. The food on the hotel...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Mmaarrttiinn, Thank you for taking time to review us. As you have pointed out Rihiveli is not a five star resort but a resort with very basic facilities where we promote No news No Shoes philosophy. We invite all our guests to remove shoes from arrival until departure. We are happy to learn that you have enjoyed most of...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Oh boy, oh boy!! What a marvel!! One of the most amazing places we have travelled so far. In terms of comfort, you get exactly what they advertise – simply check the pictures on the website (accommodation, beach, restaurant, lagoon and so on) – they are not misleading at all, it is simply reality reloaded. When it comes to luxury...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear tomtom14, Greetings from Rihiveli team...! Thank you for such a lovely review of your stay and sharing this true Rihiveli experience with the readers here. Indeed the simple lifestyle which you will experience in Rihiveli will not be the same that of other resorts. The philosophy of No News, No shoes lifestyle adopted here would allow you to completely...

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It's our first time visiting Maldives (certainly not the last) so can't comment on how good this place is compared to other resorts. All I'd vouch for is: good range of activities including (free) snorkelling trips, kayaking, paddle board, snooker, table tennis, volleyball. You can even swim (or kayak or walk!) to the nearby virgin island too! There was initially...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Derek H, Greetings from Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels and Escapes..! Thank you for taking time to share your Rihiveli experience with the readers and us. We acknowledge the error made by our team at the time of check-in, however we are happy that we were able to to meet your expectations in the end, and are delighted to learn...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 week and have absolutely loved it. The atmosphere is so laid back, no shoes required! The rooms are basic but clean and adequate with giant bath towels and big comfy bed. Outside your door literally is the white beach and stunning aquamarine sea. You have your own sunbeds and again giant beach towels. We were on...

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Rihiveli1, Manager at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes, responded to this review

Dear Jeannine B, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review.! We are extremely happy to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we have been able to meet your expectations throughout. Indeed, Rihiveli has its special features such as the two islands within the lagoon with varieties of friendly sea creatures and its white sandy beaches with...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes boasts sea-facing bungalows, each with their own private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Located in South Male Atoll, the resort has its own spa and restaurant which offers buffet meals and open-air dining. 400 metres from Sunrise Island and Bird Island, the resort is accessible from Male International Airport via a 1-hour speedboat ride. The fan-cooled bungalows open out to a private terrace and feature wooden flooring. A private garden with hammock or deck chairs leads to the lagoon water. Outdoor showers are available in the Deluxe Bungalows, complimenting the separate indoor bathroom. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including sailing, water-skiing and night snorkelling during their stay at Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes. Other recreation facilities include volleyball, tennis and billiards. Each day the resort's talented chefs prepare a different cuisine which can include French, Italian, Maldivian and Asian. Dinner is either a buffet or set menu depending on the daily theme, 3 times during the week dinner is set up on the beach to enjoy the beautiful starry nights. An extensive wine list is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes

Address: South Male Atoll
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Mahaanaelhihuraa Island
Price Range: €149 - €765 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Rihiveli Beach Hotel South Male Atoll
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